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Steelworkers' Gerard rules out GOP presidential hopefuls

Steelworkers are known for their political savvy and impressive organizing around political and economic issues.

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Video: Good Jobs Green Jobs 2011

This week's Good Jobs Green Jobs conference in Washington DC is the embodiment of a continually developing and powerful coalition in action.

Shop Talk: Freelancers go union, paid family leave a success

Unemployed people lucky enough to find new jobs are making less than they did before and almost 40 percent took a 20 percent cut in pay.

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Steelworkers show the way on fair trade

Last week the United Steelworkers union (USW) announced important agreements with two Chinese clean energy companies.

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Gearing up for a green economy and a union job

A Green Technician training partnership between an electrical contractors group and IBEW Local 481 helped capture "millions of dollars worth of labor" for the union's members.

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Steelworkers, wind energy group join forces to create jobs

The Steelworkers union and the American Wind Energy Association have agreed to work together to develop the wind power industry - with U.S. workers in U.S. factories.

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AFL-CIO head: Time to take green jobs seriously

CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.

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Panel debates how to make it in America again

DETROIT - Two years after a paper mill shut down in Kimberly, Wis., 70 percent of the workers are still unemployed, commented Michael Bolton, from the Steelworkers.

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AFL-CIO launches online college

 AFL-CIO is joining the National Labor College and the Princeton Review to launch an online College for Working Families.

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$100 million for green jobs training brings hope for jobless

Despite a depressed economy, Joliet, Ill., ironworker Ken Kobus is optimistic.

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